Rain, cooler temperatures on the way as front moves through East Texas on Tuesday

Published on Monday, 6 November 2017 18:45 - Written by EMILY GUEVARA, eguevara@tylerpaper.com

With the sun shining down and temperatures in the mid-80s, Kimberly Henson took advantage of the good weather to take her three dogs - Frenchy, Lovey and Buddy - for a walk at Faulkner Park.

Henson wasn’t the only one enjoying the outdoors Monday, and for those who did take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather, it might be the last time this year to bask in such balmy weather.

Even with the holiday season fast approaching, the temperatures in the past few days indicate the opposite.

Longview set a record high Monday with 88 degrees, unseating a 75-year record set in 1942 of 86 degrees.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, Tyler was one-degree short of a record at 84 degrees.

KYTX CBS 19 Chief Meteorologist John Adams said the unseasonably warm temperatures were caused by compressional heating coming ahead of a cold front across Northeast Texas.

About midday Tuesday, the cold front should come in and winds will shift out of the north by the afternoon with low speeds of about 5 to 10 miles per hour.

The temperatures behind the cold front will be much cooler with the forecast calling for highs in the mid-50s and 60s Wednesday through Friday.

Rain is in the forecast starting Tuesday, with the greatest chance for rain on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are expected to be dry.

Overnight lows are forecast to drop into the 40s Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.

KYTX CBS 19 Meteorologist Doc Deason said the area has probably seen the last of the major heat.

 

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Chelsea Purgahn contributed to this report.